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Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

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Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

Going to Gatlinburg in Oct. from Tampa Florida. We are looking for quaint tourist towns usually small old towns. We have enjoyed Helen Ga., and remember an Apple Festival some where between Atlanta and going up to Gatlinburg. Have been to a Pumpkin festival also. We like quaint little shops to browse through and a nice place to eat that is not over priced. We really love seeing the waterfalls if they are not too far out of our way. Could please give me some suggestions so I can start putting something together.

Thank's Trav

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1. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

If you love waterfalls here are two places that ARE out of the way, but are nice waterfalls:

http://www.gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge

www.tn.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/

In october, if the leaves are changing (sometimes they do not reach full color until November), this is a great thing to do:

http://brscenic.com/

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2. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

This is not in the mountains but colors are nice at FD Roosevelt State Park in Warm Springs. You can visit FDR historic pools and Little White House and eat a great southern buffet at the Bulloch House restaurant.

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3. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

Macon, GA is a nice place to stop and visit. Here's a few joints on I 75 to stop for a cold drink. Good luck.

Get off I 75 at Exit 22 in Valdosta, GA and go E on Valdosta Road to Smok'n Pig BBQ for Top 10 in the US BBQ. Or go to Old South BBQ in Valdosta, GA. Get off I75 at Exit 63A at Tifton, GA and go W on 8th Street W to Pit Stop BBQ for good road food. Get off I 75 at Exit 169 at Macon, GA and go SW on Tom Hill Blvd. to Riverside Dr. Take a left and go S about a mile to Fresh Air BBQ for outstanding GA smoked BBQ. Get off I 75 at Exit 187 and go S to Johnston Street. Take a right and go to Grit's Cafe for outstanding southern cooking for lunch or dinner. Get off I 75 at Exit 198 at Jackson, GA and go E about a mile on High Falls Road to good country food at Falls View Restaurant. Before you get to Atlanta, GA get off I 75 at Exit 233 at Morrow, GA and go S on Jonesborough Road to Southlake Parkway. Take a right and go to Anderson Diner for outstanding country food.

Smok'n Pig BBQ @ 4228 N. Valdosta Rd., Valdosta, GA. 229 - 245 - 8227.

http://www.smoknpig.com/

Old South BBQ @ 1700 West Hill Avenue, Valdosta, GA 229 - 247 - 6700.

Pit Stop BBQ @ 1112 8th St. W., Tifton, GA 229 - 387 - 0888.

Fresh Air Bar B Que @ 3076 Riverside Dr., Macon, GA. 478 - 477 - 7229.

http://www.freshairbarbecue.com/

Grit's Cafe @ 17 West Johnston Street, Forsyth, GA 478 - 994 - 8325.

http://www.gritscafe.com/

Falls View Restaurant @ 42 Towaliga River Dr., Jackson, GA 478 - 994 - 6050.

Anderson's Diner @ 1395 Southlake Pkwy., Morrow, GA 678 - 422 - 3643.

andersonsdiner.homestead.com/index.html

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4. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

Tallulah Falls is a neat town to stop and visit. Good luck.

http://www.tallulahfallsgeorgia.org/

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5. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

Ellijay in north Ga. has a really nice Apple Festival on two weekends in October. It is one that has been around for years and is quite good. Many towns in Southeast Tennessee, North Ga and western Carolina have fall harvest weekends that offer some really nice experiences. Being how it has been so hot this summer, I know that I am looking forward to the cool comfort of the Fall season in many of our local places and festivals to enjoy.

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6. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

Thanks's axle Tulluhah Falls sounds like a Good Idea;

Trav

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7. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

Thank's cheapseater This sounds like something we were looking for. I think I have been to Ellijay before for the Apple Festival, but I couldn't remember the city name. It was great.

Trav

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9. Re: Tennessee, North Carolina, & Georgia

Garrs G, you have topped a 7 year old thread. The OP's trip was in 2011 and I am sure they are long gone by now. Please be mindful of dates in threads when you reply - there's usually no reason to dredge up something that's more than a couple months old

-JimG

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